Executive Order on behalf of Iranian Americans

IRANIAN-AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER

Update: On March 6th, the White House issued an executive order from President Trump rescinding and replacing his January 27th Executive Order. The March 6th Executive Order continues to single out Iran and will adversely impact the Iranian-American community.

On March 15th , 2017, the four Iranian-American organizations as well as a number of individuals filed an amended complaint in federal court to halt enforcement of the March 6th Executive Order.


On January 27th, 2017, the White House issued an executive order from President Trump titled “PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES”.

On February 8th, 2017, several prominent Iranian-American organizations filed a joint action in federal court to stop the Trump Administration’s Executive Order restricting travel to and from the United States and Iran and six other predominantly Muslim nations.

The Iranian-American community has been significantly and adversely impacted by the travel ban. Iran had the largest total number of legal entrants into the U.S. (310,182) between 2006 and 2015; two-thirds of those entrants arrived in the United States on temporary visas. Of the 90,000 visas issued annually to the seven countries singled out by the EO, almost half (42,542) are from Iran.